These delightful black piggies were part of my day last Sunday, when Larry and I went to the Fibre-East Festival at Redborne Upper School in Ampthill. There is a farm on the school where the pupils can learn animal husbandry. The animals were extremely well kept and happy and the pig-house even had piped music installed to keep the pigs entertained.
There was a farm shop, where I bought some fresh eggs and some honey and in the freezer there were all sorts of home produced meats.
Here are some pictures of the fibre festival itself. Larry and I had a wonderful time looking around and it has inspired him to take up weaving!
There was have-a-go spinning for beginners:
There were weaving looms galore.
Lots and lots of yarn. Here I am checking out some wonderful, purple art yarn.
Bales of roving in all natural colours and livid ones too.
Hand-made drum carders:
I was interested in those but they were very expensive.
Just look at these gorgeous colours:
and of course there were sheep!
and a sheep shearing demonstration:
and the fleece was for sale too. I didn’t buy one. I am still working on the one I’ve got!
Have a great weekend, whatever you do!